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What’s In A Name? Finch: Rename Harding Barack Obama High School

July 21st, 2014 · 91 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Informal poll. What did Shakespeare write? “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet,” or something like that. Should the new school to replace Harding High be named after President Obama? So says Mayor Bill Finch. The mayor hopes construction to replace Harding will begin this year on property owned by […]

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Dough Alert! Ernie Newton Supporter Kneads State Elections Complaint Against Baker

July 20th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Don’t ya just love election season in the Park City? Charlie Coviello, supporter of Democratic-endorsed Ernie Newton opposed by Andre Baker in an August 12 Democratic primary, has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission claiming Baker “expended funds … and held a fundraiser …” before the State House candidate formed a committee […]

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Lopez: Answer Questions On Harding Before Construction

June 27th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the June 26 edition of the CT Post, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez takes aim at the process to approve construction of a new Harding High School on Boston Avenue property owned by General Electric. Lopez asserts far too many questions have not been answered about contamination […]

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Baker Seeks State House Challenge, Newton: Baker Sold Out Children

May 28th, 2014 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

First he was in, then he was out, then he was in, then he was out, now he’s back in. School board member Andre Baker on Tuesday picked up petition papers to challenge party endorsed Ernie Newton in an August Democratic primary setting up a battle between two candidates with East End voter bases. Baker […]

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Baker: I Do What’s Right For The Kids

April 30th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Education, News and Events

A day after his swing vote on the Board of Education approved the site plan for a high school to replace Harding on Boston Avenue property owned by General Electric, former East End City Councilman Andre Baker tells OIB his school board votes will not be swayed by candidate alliances he built for his election […]

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School Board Approves High School Location To Replace Harding, Baker’s Vote Breaks From Working Families Party Opposition

April 29th, 2014 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Talk about a long night’s journey into the next morning. The Board of Education Tuesday morning, by a 5-4 vote, approved the site plan for a new school to replace Harding High on property owned by General Electric that once housed a munitions factory on Boston Avenue.

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New High School A Step Closer?

April 24th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: General Electric officials say they are close to submitting a remediation plan for making 17 acres of its toxic Boston Avenue industrial property clean enough to support a new $78 million Harding High School.

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